Located in the Byward Market neighborhood, Vertigo Records is a record store with a variety of more than 15,000 LP's, as well as a selection of a little more than 7000 CD's and DVD's available. If you think that this store is of no use to you as you do not own a turn table, do not worry as you can buy one here as well! Not only do they sell records but they also purchase from from patrons as well. If you are looking for a particular record, feel free to ask them for it, as they will be happy to custom order it for you. Drop in and pick up your favorite LP to listen to it in the original unspoiled sound quality.
Located in Centretown Ottawa, the Book Bazaar is a secondhand bookstore that every ardent reader absolutely must head to. Offering an exhaustive range of used books, many of which are no longer in print and are extremely rare, this shop is a paradise for bookworms. No matter what the subject is, be it agriculture, Canadian literature, medicine, law, history, food, mathematics, aviation, Aboriginal people, economics, mythology, politics, religion, travel, science or even women's studies, there are books on it available at the Book Bazaar! Besides books, there is also a large section of sheet music to be found here.
Located in the Byward Market, Milk Shop is an absolute must visit for all those who wish to make a statement and have a love for unique and unconventional things. Offering a wide variety of accessories which includes coin purses with cat faces in different expressions, knitted socks in Aztec prints, monogrammed key chains, handmade notebooks, headphone organizers, bookmarks, jewelry, pennants and funny gifting cards, this store is one you will not want to miss out on. Stop by to pick up something fun and one-of-a-kind, that will make you the envy of every eye.
Green Tree Eco Fashion is a store that every eco-friendly woman will absolutely adore. Located in Westboro, this independent designer store offers a clothing line that has bold and chic. Clothes here are made completely with materials that are eco-friendly and sourced using sustainable methods. If you are looking to make a statement that says you can care for the environment and at the same time look absolutely fabulous, this is the store for you. From casual every day wear to classy evening attire and dresses, Green Tree has everything. There are even a number of vegan products made by local designers available here. Drop in to check out their colorful funky jewelry that is fairly traded and made from recycled paper.
The shoes at Glebe Trotters appeal to people that put a lot of miles on their feet. You'll find all the brands that specialize in comfort, like Simple, Timberland and Clarks, all of which have rugged styles and practical designs. It is a great place to buy winter boots that actually keep you warm and dry, or sandals that deliver comfort on those long days of wandering. The shop is small but it provides a decent selection and helpful service.
If you have an eye and a love for vintage clothing, The Clothes Secret located in the Old Ottawa South neighborhood is a shop that you absolutely must visit. Offering up secondhand clothes that have been donated by people from the community, all the clothes and accessories here are assured to be in good condition, or else they are simply not accepted. From coats, hats, shoes, shirts, t-shirts, dresses, gloves, bags and lots more, the variety of items available here is truly extensive. With so many things to choose from, you are sure to find something that you absolutely love, at this store.
Magpie Jewellery shop, located in a tiny nook on the second floor of the Rideau Center, specializes in fine sterling silver jewelry. Descriptions of the national and international artists are located within the stunning displays; Yemenite creations rest beside Canadian students' work. Magpie has an excellent selection of unique silver earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Jewelry repairs and custom work are available, along with appraisals while you wait. Call ahead for more details.
If you're missing home, read up on it at this bustling Elgin Street shop. With over six thousand magazine titles ranging from the popular to the obscure and international newspapers, there is something for everyone here. The friendly staff doesn't seem to mind if you browse either. As its name suggests, the store also carries a vast selection of cigarettes and Cuban cigars.
A popular book store in Ottawa that provides reader’s with a wide collection of new and second-hand books. The store comes across as tiny and crammed, but is not at all disorganized. Whether you enjoy fiction, non-fiction, philosophy, history, classics, literature or crime, they have it all. In addition, they offer French books and will order a book for you if you request one. The book shop is an ideal place to stop by after a meal at the restaurant or before a movie at the cinema nearby.